Al Gore says Latinos can play bigger role in climate change fight
The former vice president spoke at the Green Gala Awards, held in recognition of Earth Day.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore said Saturday in Miami that Latinos living in the U.S. can play a decisive role in the fight against climate change and in preserving the environment.
Gore was among the people felicitated at the Green Gala Awards, a charity event organized by nonprofit Sachamama in Miami to mark Earth Day, for his contribution toward fighting climate change.
"There is no group in the United States of America that has a stronger commitment to saving the climate than the Hispanics," said Gore at the event that was attended by a number of Latino leaders and artists, who expressed their support for the fight to save the environment.
He added that more efforts were needed to tackle the grave crisis and that Latinos could spread the message about the problem to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gore, a leading advocate of the need to counter climate change, pointed out that the fight against climate change has opened up business and employment opportunities as the solar power sector was creating jobs at a rate ten times faster than any other sectors of the economy.
He said recent hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Maria were indications of the direct effects of global warming and criticized President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the most important international accord to fight climate change.